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The College of DuPage is currently featuring a pop-up exhibit of Andy Warhol’s works.

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The College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center is hosting the WARHOL exhibit, featuring the works of American artist Andy Warhol, until September 10. The exhibit has been welcomed by communities across DuPage County, with local libraries and public art projects showcasing Warhol-inspired pieces. Bank of America has loaned rare complete portfolios and individual prints from its own Warhol collection to the exhibit. Warhol, who was also a band manager and director, inspired the pop art movement in the late 1950s. The exhibit includes interactive activities for children and adults to experience pop art in a fun way.

As seen on NCTV17 News, the College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center is currently showcasing the WARHOL Exhibit, which will run until September 10. The exhibit has taken over the center with a wave of color and art, attracting communities across DuPage County.

DuPage County Celebrates WARHOL Exhibit

The DuPage County communities have welcomed and promoted the exhibit in various ways. Naperville, for example, has two Warhol-styled displays: a Campbell’s Soup can inside the 95th Street library and the Nichols Library, which showcases Warhol-inspired pictures of four local Naperville celebrities as part of the College of DuPage’s Public Art Project.

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The Executive Director of the DuPage County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Beth Marchetti, says, “She (Diana Martinez, Executive Director of WARHOL) really challenged each of the communities to come up with four notable, not necessarily famous but notable residents, so that we could really make this a county-wide event. And to me, this is what product development is all about, right? Like where you’re creating an experience that touches so many different communities.”

Warhol’s Art Appeals to Everyone

Andy Warhol is one of the most well-known American artists who used different styles of art that attract all types of people. Diane Wagner, Bank of America Senior Vice President of Media Relations, says, “The arts truly do appeal to everyone, whether you’re six years old or 70 years old. You can take a look at what Warhol has done with his different mediums, whether it’s photography or print, black and white or color. It just truly has a feel for a cultural understanding of what art can do and how valuable it can be.”

Bank of America has its own Warhol art collection, which was established for the company’s ‘Art in Our Communities Program’. The collection features rare complete portfolios and individual prints from the artist. The bank has loaned the pieces to be viewed at the WARHOL exhibit.

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Warhol was a jack of all trades, as he spent time as a band manager and director, in addition to creating films, clothes, and of course, art. A distinctive style of his was pop art, which sparked in the late 1950s.

Interactive Pop Art Fun

The exhibit also features interactive pop art, providing a chance for kids and people of all ages to enjoy pop art in a fun way. Executive Director of WARHOL, Diana Martinez, says, “I wanted kids to experience pop art in a fun way. So as you see on the walls, we have like the pop art explosion, like that cartoon era. And cartoons were really big in that era as…”

The WARHOL exhibit has truly taken over the College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center with its vibrant colors, unique art styles, and interactive activities for all ages. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the cultural impact of Andy Warhol’s art.

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